Employees towards the security team is a positive relationship. We can freely talk about the kind of things that we did over the weekend for example and maintain a positive client and contractor relationship. There is room for advancement and management will always tell their employees for a spot in a supervisor position and will work with you to get the job done. Co-workers are great for the most part but like in every job place there a few bad apples to stay away from.
Paid breaks, schedule flexibility and great co workers
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – October 25, 2016
A ton of responsibilities, not hard though. Nearly minimum wage pay for being at risk daily. Management gets the best schedule, no rotating weekends. Sometimes working 10 days straight but no overtime.
This is a decent place to work while attending school, or if your are in need of a job. I do not recommend this job to be a career. This job provided me with flexible hours during school. A typical day at work you will spend most of your time avoiding drama. You will do fine if you have something to focus on like your studies for school for example. I did enjoy the people I had the chance to meet while working this job, if you would like to go into the medical field you have the chance to meet many doctors and nurse managers who are all great people. If you want to step into the Police force you will meet plenty of great Police Officers. Allied Universals management team is lacking however and the employees kind of do whatever they want. Issues do not get solved via Supervisors or Human Resources (If you have a problem with another employee or the job, a supervisor will not help you and HR will direct you back to your supervisor, a giant tiring circle) and there is a very high turn over for both management and employees. Over all Allied Universal or Universal Protection Services is a decent place to work if you stay to yourself and plan on moving forward in your career field.
Flexible Hours, Decent Pay
High Turnover (employee and management), Problems are not handled professionally
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – October 16, 2016
Good for people wanting to dabble in security. Great for college students and those who want to go into criminal justice. Overnight adjustment can be difficult and pay is not great. (near minimum wage). Management is great and really good with scheduling. Other employees can be difficult (may be just because I was the only female in the department/location).
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 9, 2016
A typical day at work is always enjoyable because it gives me a chance to meet and interact with people. I've learned that patience is key to success makes a great work environment. The management is mediocre, but the job gets done. My co-workers are great and humble people. The hardest part of the job is trying not to work so hard because its always something productive to do. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to relax once the business is taken care of.
I've worked with this company for almost 2 years now, and they have lost their contract to two different companies already. Also, customer service is not so good, unprofessional, unorganized and management could be a lot better. I have seen some progress since "Allied Universal Security" bought them out, so that's a plus! Besides that I did have some amazing co-workers and when I did need time off they were very flexible.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 6, 2016
The sight that I am currently placed at is Aldi and the workers there are great the costomers are nice. There is hardly a problem there. However the company I work for is not so great. The hardest part of my job is is standing the amount of hours I stand, but I get through it. The most enjoyable part about my job is just being in then great environment that I'm in the people at Aldi are nice!